Bill Gates is a prick. I don’t demand his death, I’m just sayin’
But the European Union isn’t afraid of him, like the U.S. gummit is. Microsoft recently lost a lawsuit filed by the EU, and now Opera, a browser maker, wants them to take him on again.
Opera is asking that Microsoft be forced to “unbundle” their web browser and operating system allowing other browsers, such as Opera’s, to be able to compete more fairly. They are also asking that Microsoft adhere to common Web standards so that developers creating hosted applications and web sites do not allow or need specific code written for viewing on Internet Explorer compared to other browsers.
Microsoft makes operating systems. Microsoft makes browsers. Microsoft says buyer of computer with Microsoft OS installed must also take their memory hog browser. In effect: Use any other browser you wish in addition to Explorer, but keep your grubby uninstaller off our browser.
Bill Gates probably doesn’t flip the bird in public, but he sure encourages his developers to flip us off.
Bill Gates is a prick.